CIVIL WAR EVENTS
Upcoming and ongoing commemorations and events marking the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War in Maryland are reaching a crescendo.
Check out our Calendar of Events for a full selection of Civil War events.
Grand Opening of New Battlefield Museum Exhibits
May 11, 2013
Three museums at South Mountain State Battlefield have been renovated and outfitted with new state-of-the-art exhibits. Join us for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Speakers, living history demonstrations, and Civil War music will be featured.
Washington Monument State Park
Civil War Living History at the Medical Museum
May 18, 2013
Join living historians from the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B., & the 20th Maine Camp & Hospital Association as they describe Civil War-era medical practices. See uniforms, live firing demonstrations & more. Inside the Museum, experience exhibits & demos related to the Civil War.
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Memorial Day Commemoration and Parade
May 25, 2013
Join us at 11am in front of Town Hall as we honor those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for us and our freedom. The parade will start at the Sharpsburg Elementary School at 1:45pm, and will end at the Antietam National Cemetery.
Sharpsburg, Washington County
Saturday Free Civil War Cinema
Through July 2013
Discover movies about the Civil War that you never knew existed and revisit your old favorites by attending Saturday Free Civil War Cinema at the Museum!
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
"Valley of the Shadow" Art Exhibit
Through July 28, 2013
Take a step back in time as we relate the stories of the men who valiantly fought, the women & children on the home front and the art, music, and literature that rallied a country divided. Special programs.
Charity Afire Civil War Exhibit
Through December 31, 2014
Offers compelling insights about the casualty & compassion from the hearts of sister nurses who were as angels of the battlefield. There are numerous accounts written by the Daughters of Charity who served at various sites. Tues-Sun 10am-4:30pm
Seton Heritage Ministries
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue
By Train: 150th Anniversary Civil War Exhibit
Through May 1, 2015
The Civil War was the first major conflict where railroads played a prominent role, and the B&O was the major line that straddled a divided country. Between April 19, 1861 (The Baltimore Riot of 1861) and April 21, 1865 (Lincoln’s funeral train leaving Baltimore for Illinois), the B&O stood as witness and participant in the greatest conflict the United States has ever faced. The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the course of American history during at pivotal moments of the conflict.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
Divided Voices, Maryland in the Civil War
Through May 6, 2015
The impact of the war on the people of Maryland will be told in personal terms in “Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War.” The largest Civil War exhibit in the museum’s 167-year history will occupy over 5,000 square feet and tell the story of a tragedy in three acts: the romantic war, the real war and the long reunion.
Maryland Historical Society Museum
Civil War 150 is a collection of events and exhibitions that mark the 150-year anniversary of the start of that turbulent era.